mdh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The European Knowledge Society and the Diminishing State Control of Education: The Case of Sweden
Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
2005 (English)In: Journal of Education Policy, ISSN 0268-0939, Vol. 20, no 5, 583-593 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article I explore the changing relation between education and the state as this is expressed through a new language of education within Sweden, structured by terms such as the knowledge society, life-long learning and validation. I read closely a policy document on life-long learning, taking as my point of departure the 'authentic state', a state that is possible only when the desires of individuals for a good life are made the conditions of democratic society. What the reading illuminates is that what is taken for granted within the new language of education is instead an 'agentic' state in which the will of the individual is subordinated to the will of the state and that this is most profoundly expressed through the subject position offered the individual, what I call Homo economicus. Thus the knowledge society tends to be a society that excludes the idea of education understood in any terms other than economic ones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 20, no 5, 583-593 p.
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-3277DOI: 10.1080/02680930500222386ISI: 000232854900003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-27644504461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-3277DiVA: diva2:115941
Available from: 2007-04-12 Created: 2007-04-12 Last updated: 2015-07-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Säfström, Carl Anders
By organisation
Department of Social Sciences
Pedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 89 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf